Mark Walton has been the director of bands at Clark Middle School in St. John, IN since 2012. He attended Anderson University in Indiana, where he earned his B.M. in Music Education. During his time, he studied with John Huntoon and Dr. Jonathan Brooks. During his collegiate years, Mr. Walton was a marching member of the Capital Regiment, Glassmen, and Phantom Regiment drum and bugle corps. He currently plays euphonium with Windiana Concert Band of Northwest Indiana, and has composed works performed by the ensemble. He is a member of the Indiana National Guard, serving as a euphonium player in the 38th Infantry Band in Indianapolis, IN.
As a teacher, Mr. Walton’s ensembles have been recognized for their outstanding musical achievements by the Indiana State School Music Association and his students have been recognized by the Indiana Bandmaster’s Association in all-region and Jr. all-state ensembles. In 2017, Mr. Walton was recognized as one of Clark Middle Schools’ “Most Influential Staff Members.” He regularly arranges and composes music for the bands at Clark Middle School.
In addition to teaching, he completed the Chicago marathon in 2017 and a half-ironman in 2021. He and his wife, Kelly live in Crown Point, IN where she is also a music teacher.